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Join us for our annual Downtown Dartmouth Open Street Sunday Street Party on Sunday, June 23, 2024! Portland Street from Alderney Drive to Prince Albert Road will be CAR FREE and open for folks to enjoy. The streets will be activated with live entertainment, music and lots more excitement! Open Street Sundays encourage people to enjoy their city in a new way by walking, biking and moving around safely and comfortably on the street.

Portland Street will be closed to traffic from 11am to 5pm with the fun happening from noon-4pm!


The Dartmouth Open Street Makers Market will be along various sections of Portland Street during Open Street.


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Dartmouth Festival Series Stage

88 Alderney Drive

A Matinee with Joel Plaskett, Family & Friends

The Mellotones


Joel Plaskett and Special Guests will be performing on the Dartmouth Festival Series Stage starting at 12:00 PM until 2:00PM.  

The Mellotones will be performing on the Dartmouth Festival Stage starting at 3:30 PM until 5:00PM.



DJ Zuluboy

Portland St + Victoria Rd


Get ready to dance! DJ Zuluboy is joining us for another event! He will be spinning tunes along Portland Street right by Victoria Road. 

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Samba Nova

Portland St + Wentworth St


Samba Nova is bringing their engaging community percussion group back to Open Street for a filled with fun. Find them at Portland St + Wentworth.

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Mi'kmaq Drummers

Portland St + Prince St


Enjoy amazing Mi'kmaq Drummers on Portland Street by Prince Street for a two hour drumming session with periodic breaks. 12:00-2:00PM.

Mike Cowie Dixie Devils

Along Portland St


The Mike Cowie Dixie Devils will be bringing a swinging jazz music experience along Portland St during Open Street from 12:00-2:00PM.

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DJ Brandon The Babe


Portland St + King St

DJ Brandon the Babe will be entertaining us all day long with his upbeat Emcee talents starting at 12:00-4:00PM just past King St along Portland.

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Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

Portland St + Prince St


The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo performers are joining us in downtown Dartmouth for 2 hours of free entertainment. 

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Friendly Pirate

Pirate Bounce Zone



The Crimson Knot Pirate Association is sending a group of friendly pirates to join us for Open Street! They will be set up by the Cenotaph.  

Arrr you ready for some fun!? Big Entertainment will be filling some of the green space at Sullivan's Pond witha pirate themed inflatable zone.

Street Curling


Our inflatable curling rink will be setup on the Dartmouth waterfront. Try out the fun for yourself or cheer somebody on!

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Community Mural Painting


Have fun and get creative making a community mural in Alderney Plaza! Spray chalk and stencils will be provided, just bring yourself and have fun!

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Games with Alderney Gate Public Library


Alderney Gate Public Library will be providing games for children of all ages to enjoy.

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Mini Ferry

A Downtown Dartmouth favourite is back! The mini ferry will be rolling along Portland Street for Open Street Sunday from 12:00-4:00PM, so be sure to say "hi!". 

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Milo T Clown & The Milocycle

Milo T Clown will be bringing laughter and smiles up and down Portland Street for Open Street Sunday from 12:00-4:00PM!

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Street Games and Bubble Zone

Street Games & Bubble Zone will be back at Open Street this year between King Street & Wentworth Street in front of the banks. Drop by for some fun!

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Business Activations

The businesses that make up Downtown Dartmouth will be open and serving up specials and some open with special hours. Be sure to drop in and support local!

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Portland Street will be closed from Alderney Drive to past Victoria Road, as indicated below. 

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Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia
Massage by Rhea & Colleagues

11 Portland Street

Display of Genealogical Materials

Alderney Plaza

Massages $1/ Minute

Business Activations
Humminah Humminah Animation

10 Portland Street (By Chalkboards)

Caricatures and Animation Fun

Strange Adventures

101 Portland Street

Open 12-4 with Books, Toys & STACKS OF FREE COMICS

CBBC Career College

51 Portland Street

Games and More!

Room 152 Clothing Boutique

152 Portland Street

Open 12-4, 15% off regular priced items (some exclusions), Sidewalk Sale Rack

Larry’s Sandwiches and Sides

Dear Friend Patio

Open 11-2

Back to the Sea Society

Along the Route

Meet a sea critter and join them at the Back to the Sea Centre for more fun!

St. James United Church

171 Portland Street

Button Maker Fun

Maria’s Pantry

17 Prince Street Plaza 2

Open 12-4

Small focaccia, cookies, and mini tiramisu + regular offerings!

Soul Sanctuary Wellness Club

80 Portland Street

11-12: 3x 15 Minute Pilates Practices Led by Club Instructor Holly Scott

No Mat Needed, No Registration Needed, Standing Series Only. Come Move With Us!


12-4: Makers Market featuring Sadies Preloved, Ment Jewelry, EVLTN Activewear & Burning Flame Candle Co. | Come Check Out The Space, and Enjoy a Tea or Water in the Lounge.


20% Off of Packages of 5 or 10 Practice Credits, 15% Off of All Retail.

Ekko Mindful Music Studio

Corner of Wentworth and Portland

Boomwhackers, Piano Play,

Ukulele Fun, Musical Hopscotch Games

Coastal Cove Candle Co.

17 Prince Street Plaza 1

25% off Entire Store

The Trainyard

137 Portland Street

Dartmouth Community Fridge Pop-up

Portland St. Pets

104 Portland Street

Open 12-4

Flower Street Florist

158a Portland St

Open 12-4, Discounts, Grab & Gos, Floral Display

Portland Street Crêperie

55 Portland Street

Open 9:30-4

Chanoey’s Pasta

41 Portland Street

Creamy Caramel Flan $3.00, Cheese Sticks (5pcs) $5.00, Chicken Spring Roll (3pcs) $5.00, 4 Cheese Penne $6.00, Cookie $1.00, Sweet Tapioca Pearl 12oz $3.00

Harvest Clean Eats

21 Portland Street

Sample the Newly Launched 2024 Summer SIPS Collection

Lake City Cider

35 Portland Street

Hali Cheeseboard Pop-up

Beauty Nation HFX

112 Portland Street


Side Hustle Snack Bar

21 Portland Street

Open 10:30-4

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Thank You For Your Support

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